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07-08-2011, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by OldStanley View Post
According to NHL.com height breakdown for all forwards from last year based on height.

1 player 5-5
5 players 5-7
5 players 5-8
13 5-9
45 5-10
68 5-11
442 players 6 foot or taller

137 players under 6 foot, 442 players 6 foot or taller league wide who played in the NHL last year.

1. Almost everyone on the bottom two lines are big and tall. There are a few exceptions, but very few. We all agree that this is not what the Rangers need right now.

2. Almost every big guy on the first line was drafted with one of the top picks that the Rangers won't (hopefully) be seeing for a long time.

If you look at players who might be available at #15-25 where the Rangers will likely be drafting in the future years, most of the scorers are small.

There were almost 4 times as many big guys drafted as small ones, yet small guys produced twice as many scorers, and both big guys who were scorers were products of the Russian system where players are trained to stickhandle and shoot regardless of size.

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